Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”
Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.
©2011 Mindy Kaling (P)2011 Random House
I didn't actually know who this person was because I don't watch TV but I've been listening to a lot of books by comediennes lately so I gave this one a shot. Yes, she sounds like a teenager but she is funny and sweet and insightful. I really enjoyed this.
I only knew this gal from the office. I am glad I listened to this book. I am looking forward to watching her more in the future. The bicycle bit was one of my favorite parts. Oh, and married people stepping it up. My marriage rocks Mindy, hang in there.
I enjoyed this witty reflection. She is bright as she is lovely.
Her reflections on how others perceive her.
I laughed throughout.
I cannot wait for the next book. I love reading book from the hard copy than listening but I don't think I would enjoy it the same if i read the book mostly because when I read I love to imagine yhe situation in my head and while listening to this book I literally could not stop laughing it was so funny. Hearing Mindy's voice I kept imagining her personality and how it related to what she was saying. Her voice made all the difference. I love you mindy keep doing what u doing.
"Wonderful easy listen- like listening to a friend"
Hearing about Mindy's childhood and her early career.
I haven't listened to any of her other performances, but I have to say that I love her voice. It's very friendly, happy and so distinctive that I can still hear her narration, even after finishing the book.
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